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Event: October 15th, 2010 - Part 3

Please compare you wget or curl times for the following two instances of the Part 3 file and post results as a comment here:



sergi October 16, 2010 at 11:12 am
Zeeek/Randulo October 16, 2010 at 6:18 pm

By the way, here are my wget results for our 8mbit ADSL

699K/s for rackspace, then 709K/s

695K/s “cloud”, then 728K/s

Karl October 16, 2010 at 7:36 pm

[editied for readability]


Rackspace 583K/s in 43s
Cloud 582K/s in 43s


Rackspace 1.75M/s in 14s
Cloud 1.85M/s in 15s

FROM CONNECTION 2 bandwidth throttling DISABLED:

Rackspace 5.19M/s in 4.3s
Cloud 4.94M/s in 4.3s

albertc October 17, 2010 at 10:08 am

3Mb ADSL location IRELAND/Portlaoise
rackspace = 197K/s in 1m 57s
cloud = 276K/s in 91s

Zeeek/Randulo October 17, 2010 at 10:33 am

Interesting advantage for cloud, thanks

Jacke October 17, 2010 at 10:39 am

20mbps cable in poland (

rackspace 2010-10-17 11:37:15 (268 KB/s)
cloud 2010-10-17 11:37:31 (2,08 MB/s)

Zeeek/Randulo October 17, 2010 at 10:52 am

Cloud is 10x faster in Poland!

GReg October 17, 2010 at 11:56 pm

I got line rate with both links on all 6 attempts. Each file downloaded in 37 sec. each time. Houston/Comcast

Mark Willis (wt5n) October 18, 2010 at 9:57 pm

Rackspace 467K/s in 66s
Cloud: 8.03M/s in 3.1s

This is on a Savvis link in San Antonio, TX, USA.

malaiwah October 19, 2010 at 3:16 pm

Line rate for both sites, from Videotron Cable Modem in Quebec, Canada.

Both sites do not give the same content-type (mpeg versus mpeg3) but that’s equivalent I guess. Files are the same at both locations (md5sum)

=> `280bis.mp3′
Resolving…,,, …
Connecting to||:80… connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
Length: 25,689,274 (24M) [audio/mpeg]

10:13:40 (1.82 MB/s) – `280bis.mp3′ saved [25689274/25689274]

=> `280bis.mp3.1′
Connecting to||:80… connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
Length: 25,689,274 (24M) [audio/mpeg3]

10:13:53 (1.84 MB/s) – `280bis.mp3.1′ saved [25689274/25689274]

FINISHED –10:13:53–
Downloaded: 51,378,548 bytes in 2 files

1e50b71a78f58ed2994467a64fc59db2 280bis.mp3
1e50b71a78f58ed2994467a64fc59db2 280bis.mp3.1

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